P4DTI issue job000009

TitlePerforce documentation unclear about line endings
Assigned userGareth Rees
DescriptionIt is not clear from the documentation what changes Perforce will make to the line endings in the fields in jobs passed to "p4 -G job -i".
AnalysisPerforce adds newlines and removes carriage returns from some fields in jobs passed to "p4 -G job -i".
We can work around any changes that Perforce makes to fields in jobs as long as we know the rules for these changes.
It is critical that we get this right, otherwise the replicator will introduce inconsistencies in line endings between TeamTrack and Perforce, and we will fail to meet requirement 1.
Chris Seiwald documents Perforce's behaviour in [Seiwald 2000-09-28].
How foundinspection
Evidence[GDR 2000-09-20]; "Line endings in 'p4 -G job -i'?" (e-mail message); Gareth Rees; 2000-09-20 16:44:39 GMT; <URL: http://info.ravenbrook.com/mail/2000/09/20/16-44-39/0.txt>.
[Seiwald 2000-09-28a]; "Re: Line endings in 'p4 -G job -i'?" (e-mail message); Chris Seiwald; 2000-09-28 10:02:41 GMT; <URL: http://info.ravenbrook.com/mail/2000/09/28/10-02-41/0.txt>.
[Seiwald 2000-09-28b] "Re: Line endings in 'p4 -G job -i'?" (e-mail message); Chris Seiwald; 2000-09-28 19:49:45 GMT; <URL: http://info.ravenbrook.com/mail/2000/09/28/19-49-45/0.txt>.
Created byGareth Rees
Created on2000-09-20 19:15:10
Last modified byGareth Rees
Last modified on2001-12-10 18:54:17
History2000-09-20 GDR Created.
2000-09-28 GDR Referenced [Seiwald 2000-09-28a].
2000-09-29 GDR Referenced [Seiwald 2000-09-28b].
2000-10-06 RB Closed by [Seiwald 2000-09-28b], even though this doesn't fix the Perforce documentation as stated. It's as much as we need for P4DTI. They can worry about the rest of the job at their end.


Change Effect Date User Description
2593 closed 2000-09-28 20:54:33 Ravenbrook Information System robot Archiving new mail
2576 open 2000-09-28 14:47:50 Gareth Rees Added Perforce client NTX86/2000.1/17595 to imported materials.